Young Living Essential Oils is now growing eucalyptus globulus in their Ecuador farm and they are finding that the oils produced in Ecuador have more constituents in higher percentages than anywhere else in the world. Eucalyptus globulus grown in Ecuador tests 10 times more powerful than Eucalyptus globulus grown in Australia. Possible reasons for this are the high elevation, and the rich volcanic ash soil that they are grown in; Ecuador has more volcanoes than anywhere else in the world.
- Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus dives are best applied topically or on the reflex points of the feet.
- Eucalyptus radiata and Eucalyptus polybractea are more suitable for diffusing, inhalation, rectal, and douche applications.
The scent of Eucalyptus is familiar to anyone that has consumed cough drops. Most Eucalyptus species are helpful for the respiratory tract and are useful in loosening and expectorating mucus.
4 kinds of Eucalyptus – some ways to use each
Eucalyptus globulus: is expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. It helps reduce infections in the throat and lungs, such as rhinopharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchial pneumonia.
Eucalyptol (1.8 cineol) occurs in high concentrations in Eucalyptus globulus and other eucalyptus species. It is responsible for the oil’s ability to de-congest the lungs, clear sinus passages, and contributes to a good deal of its anti-infectious, respiratory supporting effects. This oil is especially useful during the cold and flu season.
Eucalyptus globulus is also very effective as an air purifier. It effectively removes odors and airborne bacteria.
According to Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., a solution of only 2% Eucalyptus globulus can kill 70% of airborne Staphylococcus bacteria.
Dr. Jean Valnet M.D. recommends to use Eucalyptus globulus for: general antiseptic purposes, malaria, typhus, measles, reducing blood sugar, fighting respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, and sinusitis, combating asthma, opening the sinus and respiratory tract, removing intestinal parasites and worms, treating wounds and burns.
Eucalyptus radiata: is cooling, refreshing, and energizing. Lighter in smell than Eucalyptus globulus, it has many of the same supportive properties.
Because it is relatively gentle and non-irritating, it is the preferred choice for children. This variety is one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils and is suitable for topical use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation.
Euclyptus radiata is an ingredient in some of Young Living’s most popular blends. A few examples: R.C. (which stands for Respiratory Congestion), Raven and Thieves. These oils should be in your arsenal for cold & flu season.
Eucalyptus radiata is one of the best eucalyptus oils for diffusing.
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus radiata for rhinitis, bronchitis, cough, pulmonary infections, acne, asthma, and vaginitis.
The first sign of a cold or flu, a drop of oil can be added to a tablespoon of Honey or Agave and taken every hour for the first five hours, and 5 times a day thereafter until symptoms abate. You can also put the drops in an empty 00 capsule.
A drop or two of oil can also be sprinkled on a handkerchief or washcloth and inhaled directly as needed to help with respiratory or sinus conditions.
In cases of serious respiratory conditions or yeast infections, you can do an enema or vaginal application, which is recommended by Dr. Penoel. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to 2-4 tablespoons of grape seed oil or V-6 massage oil.
Eucalyptus dives: This species is high in phellandrene and low in eucalyptol. It is excellent for use in topical application, as it may be less irritating to the skin than other eucalyptus varieties.
- Avoid prolonged, direct inhalation
- Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus dives for: Sinusitis, ear infection (never put any essential oil directly into the ear canal!), vaginitis.
- Best used in topical applications as it is the strongest and most caustic
- Diffused, but avoid direct inhalation
- Avoid using on infants, young children or pregnant moms
Eucalyptus polybractea (CT cineol): This chemotype boasts a cineol content of over 80% the highest of any eucalyptus oil. It is also low in aldehyde, which can irritate mucus membrane.
This is one of the strongest eucalyptus oils. This variety is high in eucalyptol (up to 95 percent) and is well suited for topical application or diffusing.
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus polybractea CT cineol for: infection of the nasal membranes and chronic bronchitis.
- The least irritating yet one of the most antimicrobial of the Eucalyptus oils
- Suitable for most respiratory conditions
- Directly applied on the skin.
- In enema or douche application
- Diluted in honey or Agave for dietary supplement (1 drop only/per serving)
Note: Do NOT put any essential oil into the nasal cavity. Either inhale of diffuse.
Recipe for Sinusitis:
- 8 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Eucalyptus radiata
- 2 drops Melaleuca alternifolia
Put in capsule & take internally 2 times a day.
Recipe for Over Worked Muscles
- 9 drops Bergamot [do NOT apply to skin and go in the sun, photosensitivity]
- 6 drops Eucalyptus globules
- 3 drops Cinnamon
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 2 drops ginger
- to 2 ounces V-6 Massage Oil (or Vegetable oil)
Use as a massage oil, relaxes over worked muscles.
Back Pain Formula
- 10 drops Eucalyptus globulus
- 10 drops Ginger
- 10 drops Lavender
- Use 5 drops to 1 teaspoon V-6 Massage Oil (a carrier oil)
Massage onto effected area.
All of the oils may by diffused. The TheraPro Premium Diffuser is an excellent choice of cold-air diffuser as it allows the essential oil being diffused to stay suspended in the air to reduce bacteria, germs, fungi and mold. It also freshens the air with natural fragrances, eliminating the need for synthetic, harmful air fresheners.
Topical Application of Eucalyptus
All of the YL essential oils can be applied to the Vita Flex points on the feet (see foot chart and other foot care tips), added to bath water mixed with the Bath & Shower Gel Base, or in 1/4 cup Epsom Salts or Sea Salt, or applied topically in a body or foot massage.
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